I have significant experience representing and counseling many franchisors and franchisees in and outside of court and arbitration.
Franchise is a complex and intricate area of the law, often involving contract analysis, royalties and fees, location, insurance, supply issues, branding, operations and finance, terminations, trade secrets, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
A franchise can be an attractive, successful, hands-on investment and lifestyle for many individuals and couples, but it has its risks. Franchises create a long-term business relationship, in which the franchisor promises to fully and competently nurture the franchisee to success. In turn, the franchisee pays a royalty percentage of revenue, pledges loyalty and confidentiality, agrees to undergo training, and promises to follow and apply the franchise system’s exact method and manner of doing business.